Is Colton Dixon too religious for American Idol?
Dixon, one of the final 11 contestants on Idol, is a devout Christian and producers of 'Idol' are telling him to tone down the Jesus love because his behavior costs the show viewers.
But Dixon, 20, of Mufreesboro, Tenn., said he's not going to back down from his religious tweets and expressing his beliefs. When we first started the Twitter and Facebook stuff, they said beware of political and religious tweets, Colton Dixon told TODAY.com. Just because it can turn off voters or whatever. But, you know, being a Christian is who I am. It is a part of me musically. It is what I want to do after the show -- go into Christian music.
Colton Dixon said he understands the producers' point of view, but he thinks they also respect his beliefs.
I am not going to hide it, and I am not going to stray away from it just because I am on a TV show, he told TODAY.com.
This season is Dixon's second time around on Idol, and during Wednesday's show, he was wearing a bracelet with a line from scripture, according to the Daily News.
Dixon's Twitter handle, @CDixonAl11, frequently retweets religious messages.
His description reads love God. Love music. Love people.